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charlie17

It seems that at last some of MPs are understanding that HS2 will not really make a huge difference to the Midlands and North. Years ago when the Channel Tunnel was being built a BRS Transport expert said to me that we now needed to be able to send a container by rail from Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Glasgow and other centres overnight to Europe non stop. This would dramatically reduce the number of trucks on the road and speed up the movement of goods exported to Europe. Eddie Stobart is using rail but has to change trains, I believe, incurring extra cost and time, to go to Europe, so let's use the money to do something to help everyone north of Watford into work and not just those that will be able to pay to use the High Speed rail for travel to and from London.

arthur.blurton

When has the last government built a railway line out of London to Edinburgh & Glasgow & Cardiff & Swansea & across the UK in its own power for the travelling public serving all major towns & cities across the UK & when did the last government ever design or develop a high speed line operation or debate or discussed about one in their own town or city & if we were going to be affected with one under construction to expand the tourist industry & the economy across the UK & the aviation industry & the biggest airports in the UK with bigger railway stations also being developed & revolutionised & more capacity on the rail network being available for freight traffic & operators to expand their operations in future would a high speed line bypassing from Buckinghamshire to Kent be a good idea for bypassing London from Ashford for more direct rail services across the UK & do we see all see a train running through all major cities at high speed everyday now like London & Birmingham & Manchester in our public lifestyle & a nonstop operation being designed & developed for better transport hubs & sleeper operations also running through the night which could also be developed if they were also considered more wisely & sensibly & do we also stand on aircraft taking off when also flying on aircraft from an airport everyday like we do on the tube network & underground network everyday & rail network everyday now since it was first built by George Stephenson when the rail network opened!